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Posted on Wed, Apr 3, 2013 : 1:26 p.m.

Chris Rizik, CEO Podcast: Conversations on Economic Opportunity

By Paul Krutko, SPARK

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Chris Rizik, CEO and Fund Manager of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund

Ann Arbor SPARK CEO Podcasts: Conversations on Economic Opportunity capture the flavor of my one-on-one conversations with over one hundred key economic leaders in the region, including private sector CEOs, elected and appointed public sector leaders, and the executive leadership of key non-profit and academic institutions. The podcast series is designed to not only highlight that expertise, but also make it available to others who could benefit from the wisdom those business leaders can share.

Chris Rizik is currently the CEO and fund manager of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund. Previously, he was a founding partner in two of the region's largest venture capital funds. Chris is also founder and publisher of

In my conversation with Chris, he explains the venture capital world, how he got his start, and where he sees the Michigan economy heading in the future.

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